Policy paper

Creating a more integrated healthcare workforce

A report looking into creating more integrated services to meet the needs of people using services and local communities.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Think integration, think workforce: three steps to workforce integration

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Integration offers important potential benefits including:

  • better outcomes for people who use services
  • more efficient use of existing resources
  • improved access to health, social care and support services.

The paper identifies 3 steps for workforce leaders to promote integration from a workforce perspective:

  • be clear about the local integration agenda, including the various routes to integration
  • address the integrated workforce management challenge to ensure the right people with the right skills and behaviour are in place to deliver integrated services around individuals’ needs.
  • implement successful workforce change by addressing a range of operational and strategic questions by taking an inclusive approach.
Published 1 December 2013